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Mastering the perfect glassy finish is all in the prep work. Before starting, you must properly clean, sand, and prime every inch of the surface, or the finish color won't stick well. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec

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chalkboard any surface in any color

Chalkboard any surface in any color!!

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Color of the Month, May 2014: Hemlock

Choosing vintage-style fixtures gives this master bath a been-there-forever look, but a breezy color on the walls keeps it feeling light and fresh. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

Painting a chalkboard onto an empty surface is a perfect way to add messaging and creativity to the room. Try this: (1) As with all painting, wipe it down, making sure the surface is clean and dry. (2) Mask off a section with painter's tape. (3) Apply a coat of chalkboard paint. (4) Let it dry completely before using chalk for messages and drawings. #SpringIsCalling

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Painting Old Wood Furniture without Sanding or Priming

Have a piece of wood furniture that you no longer love? Step by step tutorial to painting your wood piece a new color without having to sand or prime. Glossy beautiful finish!

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My New Kitchen Island: Staining Oak Cabinets!

To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called ‘ESP Easy Surface Prep’, available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter. @ Pin For Your Home

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Great Ideas -- 21 DIY Projects to Inspire (Part 1)!!

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The TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2014

Meet the world's first man-made shellac. It has all the magic of the original finish—excellent sealing, easy recoating, fast drying—and cleans up with water instead of ammonia. Plus, it costs less than the stuff made from lac bugs. | Zinsser B-I-N Advanced synthetic shellac sealer, by @rustoleum

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Now, We Wait

Great tips on how to paint the perfect finish on cabinets (can be used for other furniture as well).

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How to Refinish Furniture

Fixing wood finish issues

I love how she used the Valspar glaze for the antique finish instead of buffing and waxing the chalk paint one million times.

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How to Hang a Tin Ceiling

The metal used for the panels is heavy—if you hang them directly off of drywall or plaster the nails will pull out. So first you'll need to cover the ceiling with plywood to create a secure nailing surface. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec

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100 DIY Upgrades for Under $100

100 DIY Upgrades for Under $100 - thisoldhouse.com #CraftsDIYSerendipity #crafts #diy #projects #tutorials Craft and DIY Projects and Tutorials

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets | Kitchen Ideas & Design with Cabinets, Islands, Backsplashes | HGTV

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64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know

Proportions of a well-decorated room. | Illustration: Arthur Mount | thisoldhouse.com

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What color to paint your furniture? (25 DIY Projects

What color to paint your furniture? (25 DIY Projects) - Read when I have furniture to paint!!

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25 DIY Fundamentals

We show you how to reach high places when working on stairs without having to rent scaffolding by improvising a sturdy platform supported by ladders. | Illustration: Steve Sanford | thisoldhouse.com